The “B” Association’s Homecoming Queen nominee is…

The “B” Association is proud to highlight the accomplishments of female letterwinners by selecting a student-athlete to represent Baylor Athletics in the annual Baylor Homecoming Queen competition. Each year, Baylor coaches from all women’s sports are invited to submit the names of student-athletes they believe deserve consideration for Homecoming Queen. A special selection committee from the “B” Association selects one individual from the list of nominees to be the official athletic representative in the competition.

We are proud to announce this year’s athletic representative in the Homecoming Queen competition will be Moorea Long from Women’s Track and Field!  Moorea has been a model student, athlete, and leader before and during her career at Baylor. The Homecoming Queen, King, and Court are crowned during the Thursday (10/14) night presentation of Pigskin Revue.  To read more about Moorea, please see her bio below:

Moorea Long- Track and Field, Nominee

Moorea Long is a Senior Public Relations major from Paola, Kansas. She is a member of the Women’s Track and Field team where she has claimed All-Big 12 honors in the high jump. Moorea is also a U.S. Figure Skating National Champion and Hall of Fame Honoree. Currently, Moorea is a social media intern for the Baylor Athletic Department and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

After watching her mother wage a battle against breast cancer in 2010, Moorea wanted to do something to help others facing this horrible disease. She began delivering craft-o-grams to the oncology unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She designs, develops, and delivers these original craft kits to provide comfort and entertainment to young patients going through painful treatments and spending long hours in the hospital. This craft-o-gram project is soon going to reach its 10th anniversary, and to this day, Moorea has delivered personalized craft-o-grams to over 7,000 pediatric cancer patients. She has served as a reading mentor and physical education assistant for Baylor Built at a local elementary school. In addition, she has visited a local neighborhood with the Track and Field team to play with the children and help teach them the importance of an active lifestyle. 

Moorea is starting her third year as a leader in Baylor University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been a member and involved in the organization since 2018. She runs the FCA social media accounts encouraging others to come and join. On top of all her other commitments, Moorea has served as a Bible study leader for the Women’s Track and Field team for several years and attends weekly services at Highland Baptist Church.

Each year provides quite a challenge in selecting only one nominee to represent the association from the stellar list of student-athlete nominations we receive from their respective sport programs.  We would like to introduce those nominees, as well, and thank their coaches for submitting their nominations for consideration: 

Gurleen Kaur- Golf, Nominee Runner-up

Gurleen Kaur is a Senior Business major on the Women’s Golf team from Houston, Texas. Gurleen is a two-time All-American (2018 & 2020) and 2020 WGCA All-American Scholar. She has three of the top-13 single season stroke averages in program history, including fifth-best mark at 72.52 during the 2019-2020 episode. Gurleen has finished top-25 in all five postseason events during her three-year collegiate career. She also advanced to match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur from 2017-2020 including the quarterfinals at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur. Finally, Gurleen is a five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.

 

Ava White- Acrobatics & Tumbling, Nominee Runner-up

Ava White is a Senior Psychology major on the Acrobatics and Tumbling team from China Springs, Texas. Ava was a member of the 2019 and 2021 National Championship Acrobatics and Tumbling team. She is a research assistant in the Body Medicine Research Lab, is the treasurer of Psi Chi Honor Society, and is a student leader in Baylor’s FCA. Ava also volunteers as a Volunteer Crisis Counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

 

 

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